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Do the benefits of weight loss surgery outweigh the risks?

With obesity dangers such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, it is clear that the benefits of weight loss surgery outweigh the risks, says Robin Miller, MD. Watch this video to learn more.

Weight loss operations are quite safe. We've studied this now over several decades—and they have very safe outcomes. If you look at what these operations can achieve with respect to reversing diabetes, high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol, there is almost nothing else in medicine that rivals that effectiveness, including all the medications that you can take.

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